This payout by the city of Minneapolis won’t affect the Chauvin trial – no, not at all

This may be the sound of justice being Crumpled.

The Minneapolis City Council has made a decision to settle a civil lawsuit:

The city of Minneapolis on Friday agreed to pay $27 million to settle a civil lawsuit from George Floyd’s family over the Black man’s death in police custody, as jury selection continued in a former officer’s murder trial.

Council members met privately to discuss the settlement, then returned to public session for a unanimous vote in support of the massive payout. It easily surpassed the $20 million the city approved two years ago to the family of a white woman killed by a police officer.

Floyd family attorney Ben Crump called it the largest pretrial settlement ever for a civil rights claim…

These cases are Crump’s specialty, and lying to the press about them is also his specialty (I’ve written about Crump before, in particular here in connection with the Jacob Blake case, and he was involved in the Trayvon Martin case as well as the Michael Brown case and of course the Floyd case). I don’t know exactly how it works, but I’ve read that lawyers take one-third of settlements, and if so then Crump will net a cool nine million.

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